Enzo Potolicchio and 8Star Motorsports showed a great turn of speed, but were ultimately foiled by a driveshaft failure in the rain-shortened opening round of the 2014 WEC.
It’s an exciting first event of the year for the team whose headquarters are located just across the road from the main entrance of the circuit.
The only American team to contest the WEC.
Krohn intends to compete in the Ferrari F458 in which he has been racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Am class for the past two seasons.
Audi added the FIA World Endurance crown to the 24 Heures du Mans title. Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval earned the Drivers' championship.
The No.51 Ferrari 458 Italia of Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander dominated the race after the first 40 laps!
Although the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 only qualified seventh in class, team are pleased with the set-up going into Saturday’s WEC endurance finale.
As dusk fell over the Bahrain International Circuit and temperatures started to drop (to 22oC, with 88% humidity), the five LMP1s and 9 LMP2s took to the track for the final qualifying session of the year.
Aston Martin Racing is looking to clinch victory and emerge as world champions in this, the marque’s centenary year.
Final showdown in the WEC 2013 season will take place on the Sakhir circuit.
The No.97 Aston Martin Vantage V8 of Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner claims top step in LMGTE Pro and No.81 8Star Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia of Enzo Potolicchio, Davide Rigon and Rui Aguas in LMGTE Am.
G-Drive and Aston Martin continue in front in their respective classes.
The nr7 Toyota TS030 hybrid holds the overall lead in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner posted an average time of 2m04.370 just 0.019s ahead of their teammates Bruno Senna and Richie Stanaway.
Audi once again headed the time sheets overall, while LMGTE Pro category continued to provide excitement and close competition between the three luxury car manufacturers.
All three drivers are motivated for a podium finish that has eluded the popular American team in this season’s WEC GTE-Am class.